Cartman, Kenny, Kyle, Stan, and Butters have become part of the animated television lexicon. For any show to last as many seasons as it has is amazing but for it to be an animated show is even more impressive. Maybe it is because they will take on any target big or small. The amount of stuff they get away with is impressive. As you watch you get the feeling of doing something bad or wrong but in a good way. It is titillating. Good fun, clever bits and lots of laughs.
For my money South Park is one of the most wildly inconsistent shows on television. That has been true for most of its long run on the small screen. Sometimes the show by Trey Parker and Matt Stone can be brilliant and funny whereas other times it is just infantile and lazy. Fans do love these crazy, crass and definitely left of centre primary school kids from South Park, Colorado though. Before Family Guy and Seth McFarlane’s other animated series that poked fun at pop culture and had no boundaries there was South Park.
Is it time to crown Trey Parker and Matt Stone the kings of animated television? I think if you use longevity, amount of quotes that have come out of the show, characters that everyone knows and creativity as your factors then the answer is yes.
Multiple Emmy Award winning animated television show about four young male friends living together in an odd (to say the least) Colorado town. Funny, but some find it offensive. Not for the faint of heart. Definitely not for kids!
Expect plenty of pop culture references and stories ripped right from the headlines.
- Mini-Commentaries for Each Episode with Parker and Stone
- Deleted Scenes
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole – E3 2016 Game Trailer
- South Park: By The Numbers
- South Park: We’ve Been There
- Comic Con 2016 – Extended Panel with Matt & Trey